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The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense
Suzette Haden Elgin
0880292571
December 1988
Paperback
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You Can't Say That to Me
Suzette Haden Elgin
0471003999
Jan 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Culling source material from her years of linguistic practice and training, Elgin (Genderspeak) offers an accessible, extremely pragmatic approach to verbal abuse. With many broad-minded and tactful suggestions for everyday use, this is an excellent resource. Through exercises and journal-writing, Elgin encourages reader to eradicate "toxic" language. She offers various tools like "Miller's Law," which requires the listener to assume initially that whatever the speaker says is true-rather than the all-to-frequent assumption to the contrary. Elgin is objective, rehearsing the perspectives of both people in a possibly hostile exchange and reminding readers that everyone has the potential to be a verbal abuser, victim or witness. If there is a weakness, it is that while Elgin confronts the verbal abuser's tactics,...


More Than Victims
Donald Alexander Downs
0226161595
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Legal gadfly Alan Dershowitz called them "abuse excuses" in last year's The Abuse Excuse in which he railed against the burgeoning use of criminal self-defenses such as battered-child syndrome and battered-woman syndrome. Downs, a political scientist, doesn't rant. Instead, he considers the ability of these defenses to increase society's awareness of the special fears of individuals "subjected to violence and related forms of abuse on a sustained basis." But he also discusses their failings, focusing primarily on battered-woman syndrome. Relying on a BWS defense, he argues repeatedly, signals an incapacity to employ reason and take responsibility. And when one is officially labeled incapable of being responsible in one context, an individual may "surrender the benefits that accrue to bearing responsibility in...


Battered Women's Justice
Patricia Gagne
0805791507
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Series Editor: Robert D. Benford, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Social Movements Past and Present offers thorough analyses of the ideas and actions that have changed the way Americans think and live. Each volume is written by a specialist drawing on the insights and methodologies of history, sociology and political science.


Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense at Work
Suzette Haden Elgin
0735200890
December 1999
Paperback
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American Way, February 2000
“She interweaves lessons agreeably with examples that read like fiction.”

Dallas Morning News, Januray 23, 2000
“Her genius is in separating what is meant…from the words that are actually spoken.”

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The Secret of Overcoming Verbal Abuse
Albert Ellis
0879804459
Sept 2000
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Teen Torment: Overcoming Verbal Abuse at Home and at School
Patricia Evans
1580628451
February 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
Evans is the author of several books about verbal abuse, beginning with The Verbally Abusive Relationship (1992). Here she targets the minefields of teen behavior in a book for parents, teachers, and teens to share. In her first section, which defines verbal abuse, Evans revisits some of the material in her previous titles, but she shows how teens are particularly affected: verbal abuse impairs the self-confidence and self-knowledge necessary to develop into healthy, functioning adults. And she discusses the role of verbal abuse in violent behavior. In the book's second half, Evans looks specifically at verbal abuse in the media, on the sports field, at home, and in school, and she closes with a section on stopping verbal abuse, with separate chapters for parents, teachers, teens, and "boyfriends and girlfriends."...


The Woman's Guide to the P.O.W.E.R. Self-Defense Lifestyle
Edie Keesee
1403354642
Feb 2003
Paperback
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T'ai Chi for Dummies
Therese Iknoian
0764553518
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
For nearly 5,000 years, people have practiced T’ai Chi as a way to prolong life, build strength and stamina, improve concentration, and achieve psychological balance. Hundreds of millions of satisfied customers can’t be wrong.

Whether you already dabble in T’ai Chi and would like to get a deeper understanding of the basics, or you’re only thinking about trying it and want to find out more before you take the plunge, T’ai Chi For Dummies is for you. In plain English, Therese Iknoian and Manny Fuentes demystify T’ai Chi principles and practices for Westerners. They unravel exotic sounding terms and concepts and break down movements in ways that more traditional instructors and authors either can’t or won’t. And with the help of crystal-clear illustrations...



Beginning T'AI CHI
Tri Thong Dang
0804820015
December 1994
Paperback
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About the Author
Tri Thong Dang was born in Vietnam and studied under the revered Grand Master Chiu Chuk-Kai, eighth-generation master of the Chinese T’ai-Mantis system. Master Tri also teaches Pa-kua Chang, Hsing-i Ch’uan, and Ch’i Kung. He is the author of the bestselling novel Beyond the Known (also published by Tuttle Publishing), has an M.A. in physical education from California State University, and is the founder and director of the Budo Educational Center, Sacramento, California.



The Complete Book Of T'ai Chi
Stewart McFarlane
0789442590
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
T'ai chi ch'uan is usually seen as a ritualized series of movements--an exercise system, rather than a martial art. But it began as a fighting system, and this book shows both aspects: a long, clearly illustrated section detailing the 37 movements, or forms, that can be practiced as a mode of physical and mental exercise; and a shorter section on self-defense applications. Although you'll still probably want to take classes if you're interested in pursuing t'ai chi, Stewart McFarlane's Complete Book makes it seem very accessible and understandable. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
YA?This guide to a simplified Yang form of t'ai chi ch'uan begins with a brief introduction to the history of the martial-art form and a...


Self-Defense and Battered Women Who Kill: A New Framework
Robbin S. Ogle
0275967115
August 2002
Hardcover
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Review
“Criminal justice professors Ogle and Jacobs present a new theoretical model for explaining spousal homicide for cases in which the wife is so severely battered that she kills her husband....Well written and suitable for libraries serving departments of criminal justice, social work, sociology, or women's studies.Recommended. Graduate students and faculty.”–Choice

Book Description
Battering relationships often escalate to a point where the battered woman commits homicide. When such homicides occur, attention usually is focused on the final violent encounter; however, Ogle and Jacobs argue, while that act is the last homicidal encounter, it is not the only one. This important study argues that the battering relationship is properly understood as a long-term homicidal...


Real Knockouts: The Physical Feminism of Women's Self-Defense
Martha McCaughey
0814755127
July 1997
Hardcover
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